Bainbridge Island, WA – August 10, 2015 – Avalara, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based software delivering compliance solutions related to sales tax, VAT and other transactional taxes, today announced pdsCommerce™, the enterprise-level commerce platform introduced by Precision Design Studios (PDS), has joined Avalara’s community of certified solution partners. Avalara’s solution partners are software publishers that integrate Avalara’s software as a service (SaaS) offering for sales tax management directly into their own applications.
As a result of this partnership, pdsCommerce customers now have access to AvaTax™, Avalara’s cloud-based solution, to automatically calculate the final sales tax amount on every invoice. This eliminates the tedious work and complexity of calculating taxes across multiple jurisdictions and helps businesses focus on their core offering.
“pdsCommerce was designed as a complete commerce solution, so we’re happy to partner with a sales tax automation solution that enhances the world class shopping experience by contributing to a seamless checkout process,” comments Kevin Kennedy, Founder & CEO of PDS. “Our integration with Avalara will also allow retailers on pdsCommerce to easily manage and remain up-to-date on increasingly complicated tax regulations.”
Pascal Van Dooren, Chief Revenue Officer at Avalara said, “This partnership allows Avalara to provide its comprehensive solutions to pdsCommerce customers in a fast, easy and cost effective way. In today’s electronic world it just doesn’t make sense to manually manage sales tax. We’re pleased to welcome pdsCommerce into our community.”
Avalara pioneered a web-based compliance platform for sales tax automation more than a decade ago and now provides an end-to-end suite of transactional tax compliance services for businesses of all sizes. Today its SaaS solution integrates into numerous ERP systems, accounting packages, ecommerce shopping carts, Point of Sale systems, and mobile payment platforms.
Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with sales and excise tax, VAT, and other transactional tax requirements by delivering comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions that are fast, accurate, and easy to use. Avalara’s end-to-end suite of solutions is designed to effectively manage complicated and burdensome tax compliance obligations imposed by state, local, and other taxing authorities in the United States and internationally.
Avalara offers hundreds of pre-built connectors into leading accounting, ERP, ecommerce and other business applications. The company processes millions of tax transactions for customers and free users every day, files hundreds of thousands of transactional tax returns per year, and manages millions of exemption certificates and other compliance related documents.
A privately held company, Avalara’ s venture capital investors include Sageview Capital, Battery Ventures, Warburg Pincus, Technology Crossover Ventures, Arthur Ventures, and other institutional and individual investors. Avalara employs more than 1000 people at its headquarters on Bainbridge Island, WA and in offices across the U.S. and in London, England and Pune, India. More information at: www.avalara.com
Introduced by Precision Design Studios, pdsCommerce is a complete, PaaS-based commerce solution that delivers a wealth of enterprise-level features and functionality. pdsCommerce was designed to enable retailers to create a unique, engaging, and seamless digital shopping experiences on all types of devices and across all channels. To learn more, visit www.pdscommerce.com or call 401-489-7341. For more information on becoming a certified partner, contact sales(at)pdscommerce.com.